The gang at Good Morning America bid farewell to one of their own on Wednesday. Meteorologist Sam Champion, who had been with the program since 2006, marked his last day on the ABC morning show.
His colleagues gave an emotional send-off to the popular weatherman, as he heads off to run The Weather Channel. Champion’s teary-eyed GMA co-host Josh Elliott told his pal:
I just want to say thank you because it's been a gift each and every day to work with you, Sam. A lot of people talk about our bromance. For me it was just a friendship. I promise there's happy on the inside, but the tears... aw, I'm going to miss you. I love you, Sam.
Good Morning America's popular meteorologist Sam Champion is departing the morning show and heading over to The Weather Channel. Champion, who has been with the ABC chatfest since 2006, will sign on to the Weather Channel as a managing editor and on air host. ABC News President Ben Sherwood said in a released statement:
While there is no replacing Sam, we are in excellent hands with his storm chasing partner of the last few years, meteorologist Ginger Zee, who will take over his weather responsibilities at GMA and across ABC News. As you know, Ginger always rushes straight toward the eye of any storm and weaves cutting-edge science with human emotion to elevate our coverage. GMA will celebrate Sam’s last day on Wednesday’s program. While he is leaving ABC News, he will always be a part of our family. READ MORE
Good Morning America's Sam Champion, HLN's AJ Hammer and Robin Meade to Co-Host 40th Annual Daytime Emmy AwardsBy Jillian Bowe on June 05, 2013
Good Morning America’s Sam Champion, along with HLN's A.J. Hammer and Robin Meade have been tapped to co-host the 40th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards. Hammer, anchor of HLN’s Showbiz Tonight, will also host this year’s live, red carpet special, Showbiz @ The Daytime Emmys, with HLN’s Christi Paul. READ MORE
Former Days of Our Lives and Guiding Light star Crystal Chappell co-hosted the 25th Annual Emery Awards with Good Morning America’s Sam Champion on November 10. The event, held at Cipriani Wall Street, honored Ralph Lauren’s Charles Fagan, Newark, NJ Mayor Cory Booker and Macy’s. The yearly celebration is thrown by the Hetrick-Martin Institution, which helps provide empowerment, education and advocacy for LGBTQ young people age 12-24 and their families. See more photos after the jump!